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Ozarks at Large Stories

Embattled Buffalo River Factory Hog Farm to Close

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J. FROELICH
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KUAF
C&H Hog Farms co-owner Jason Henson poses in front of a half-filled hog sewage lagoon during a media tour of the newly built hog factory farm in 2013.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced June 13 that an agreement had been reached between the state and operators of C&H Hog Farms to permanently close the industrial swine-breeding facility located on the Buffalo National River watershed in Newton County. The farmers will be paid $6.2 million dollars in compensation and a perpetual conservation easement will be placed on the farm site.

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